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Barring a few, most states and UTs ignored the guidelines to help persons with disabilities during the lockdown
May 23, 2020

A recent survey conducted by National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) -- a Delhi-based non-profit organisation -- shows how persons with disabilities in the country were disproportionately affected by the COVID–19 crisis. The report by NCPEDP has observed that persons with disabilities,...

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Lockdown led to massive job losses, show early results of an ongoing telephonic survey
May 14, 2020

Preliminary results of an ongoing study by Centre for Sustainable Employment of Azim Premji University (APU) indicate that the lockdown has had a devastating impact on the livelihood security of the working people. The survey is currently being conducted across the country by Centre for Sustainable...

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Restrictions on media & internet in Kashmir has cost the country its press freedom ranking but score improves
May 5, 2020

Although no journalist was murdered in the country last year as opposed to six such murders in 2018, it would be wrong to say that press freedom has never been violated, says the recently released report by Reporters without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières - RSF)...

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Suggested resources to understand the COVID-19 crisis better
May 24, 2020

These days a lot many articles, reports, documents, etc. are appearing in the public domain on Coronavirus infection and related issues. An attempt has been made in the present news alert to put together in one place some of the best articles, reports, blogs, webinars,...

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Recent reports predict gloomy days ahead for the overall economy
April 19, 2020

Most reports and studies by official agencies, international think tanks and private entities indicate the cataclysmic impact of coronavirus pandemic on economy and society. They anticipate that lockdowns imposed by various countries across the globe to reduce the exponential diffusion of COVID-19 (i.e. for flattening...

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